Economy

Need to Know: People with Disabilities Hit Hard by Economy

(January 16, 2009)  WXXI's Carlet Cleare reports on the difficulty disabled people are facing when finding jobs; and Julie Philipp interviews Cynthia Huether, President of Rochester Rehabilitation Center, and William McDonald, Executive Director of Medical Motor Service about how their clients and services are affected.  Watch this Need to Know segment.

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Ascent of Money

(January 19, 2009)   Public broadcaster WNET is putting the meaning of money into context – where it came from, where it goes, and why it has always been (and always will be) the fulcrum of civilization. THE ASCENT OF MONEY, a two-hour documentary, premiered last week on WXXI. The film is written and presented by bestselling author, economist, historian, and Harvard professor Niall Ferguson.  You can watch it online.

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It's the Economy, NY: Episode 2

(January 15, 2009) In this week’s episode, Andrew Ross Sorkin talks to Mort Zuckerman about the NYC real estate market, historian Niall Ferguson about his new history of money series, and restaurateur Danny Meyer about the upscale food industry in our downscale economy.  Click here to watch.

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Rochester Rotary Convenes Economic Panel

(January 13, 2008)  Representatives from banking, the auto industry, real estate and the downtown business community spoke before the Rotary Club in downtown Rochester. All expect to see some signs of recovery in the Rochester-area economy by the end of the year.  Rochester Business Association President & CEO Sandra Parker moderated the event.  To listen to the panel discussion, click here.

 

 

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It's the Economy, NY: Episode 1

(January 11, 2009)  New York Times business columnist Andrew Ross Sorkin hosts a new seven-part television series featuring interviews that address the evolving economic crisis affecting New Yorkers. The show focuses on issues such as the city's infrastructure and the effect the crisis is having on cultural programs. Watch the first episode here.

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Need to Know: Taxes, Fines and Fees

(January 9, 2009) Governor David Paterson's budget proposal includes a long list of new or expanded taxes, fines and fees.  For the average New Yorker, these revenue raisers would amount to a few cents here, a few cents there, and a few cents just about everywhere.  Click here to watch this Need to Know segment.

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Need to Know: Advanced Manufacturing Holds Promise for Rochester

(January 9, 2009) Rochester's advanced manufacturers don't have traditional assembly lines run by low skilled workers.  But they do have potential.  WXXI's Carlet Cleare reports.

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Need to Know: Paterson's State of the State Message

(January 9, 2009) New York Governor David Paterson says state lawmakers need to find ways to balance the budget and invest in the future, despite the state of the economy.  Click here to watch this Need to Know segment.

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Governor David Paterson Addresses Economy in State of the State

(January 7, 2009)  New York Governor David Paterson says lawmakers must find ways to balance the budget and invest in the future using "the resources we have," though limited.  To view his State of the State address, click here.

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New Economic Series on WXXI-TV

(January 6, 2009) It's the Economy, NY!  is a new seven-part series hosted by New York Times business columnist and editor Andrew Ross Sorkin.  Produced by public broadcasting station WNET, the series will premeire on WXXI-TV this Sunday at 1 p.m.  Click here to see a preview on WNET's Web site.

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